hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Opaque Black/Mild Reddish Hue, Passes Little Light, Thick Tan Head, Great Lacing S: Dark, Roasted Chocolate Malts, Mild Lactose Sugar, Mild Coffee T: Sweet Creamy Chocolate, Cocoa, Mild Roasted Malts, Mild Coffee M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Creamy, Mildly Bitter Overall, this beer is listed as a cream stout and fits the profile
Goodgrief (1863) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by my dad. Dark pour with thin head, no lacing. Sweet sugary aroma, like a cream cookie. Sweet creamy cookie flavor, reminds me of an iced gingerbread cookie. Well, my general rule is that if it tastes good in a cookie, I donít want it in a beer. So, this isnít my thing. But, I didnít loathe it, so I give it generally good marks.
Cool_Bond (1978) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Truly a scent of candy, caramel and pumpkin. Very special. The taste is good indeed. I had not expected me. Sweet and syrup to taste. Good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long while. Like drinking a syrup cake. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
kaser (4003) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with off white head. Massive pumpkin pie aroma and pretty much the same taste. Spicy and pumkin cocoa taste. Rich and creamy. Like it
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So damn delicious. The 2014 pumpkin version is among the elite of oumpkin spice flavored beers.
wxman (1548) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a rich dark black/brown with a thin tan head that still rings the glass. Aroma is vanilla and spice. Taste is sweet roasted malt, vanilla, butter, maple syrup, coffee and mild bitterness.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a small ring of bubbles. The aroma is ginger, spicecake, and the taste punpkin pie with whipped cream.
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, spices, vanilla, spiced rum, alcohol. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, spices, cinnamon, caramel, burnt sugar. Medium heavy with sweet finish.
Bif (1678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Served a dark brown color with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of coffee, chocolate and bit of spice and dark fruit. Taste of malt, coffee, trace of dark fruit and spice. Mild bitterness and clean finish. Full body! smooth, creamy and a bit sweet. Reminds me a bit of Pumking on steriods.
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
If this is retired on this website, why did the last guy review it in March?
Ok, well, I know its not retired.
But this is reviewed from notes from December of 2013.
The appearance was a jet black colored body with a thin to half finger white foamy head that quickly dies leaving barely any lacing.
The smell like ST took "Pumking" and threw it in a stout and upped the ABV, yep its a Double Stout for ya, roasty chocolate coming up combining into the "Pumking" flavoring with a light cinnamon.
The taste takes the Pumking with some cinnamon and roasty chocolate-ness coming through, light chocolate covered "Pumking" aftertaste and a dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium, somewhat sessionable but I sipped this one. Carbonation is wonderful for a Double Stout - somewhat smooth yet thereís a slight crisp element which I like.
Overall, so in reality this is "Pumking" thrown into a stout and I believe thatís what Southern Tier did and I believe it turned out the way they wanted. However, with me, since Iím not a true fan of Pumking, but wonít bust on this too much since the stout tries to mask some of the "Pumking"-ness, I think Iíd take this over Pumking any day. Still, Iíd look for other "pumpkin" double stouts before this as that "pumpkin pie" crustiness of sorts just like in Pumking does become quite overbearing throughout.